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There are more than one artist named Portico:

1/ The band formerly known as Portico Quartet

2/ Portico is also a Canadian Indie-rock band based in Vancouver, made up of Lyn Heinemann (guitar & vocals), Trent Hopton (baritone guitars & vocals), and Greg Murray (drums).


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  • monkey-ninja

    Saw these guys perform live at Tramlines last night. Despite some technical difficulties they sounded great and very atmospheric. The half-hour queue to get in was well worth it. Those disliking the new Portico sound perhaps need to come at the new music with a more open mind as this is essentially a new band formed out of the previous Portico Quartet musicians. It is possible to like both!

    26 Jul 12:18pm Reply
  • LubieWieszaki

    '101' feat. Joe Newman (Clark Remix) <3

    19 Jun 2:12pm Reply
  • Medina_Sod

    I dislike the new soulless Portico sound, it is completely different and all my Portico Quartet scrobbles for their previous three albums are grouped together here. I'm not impressed. There is a massive distinction between the styles. should keep them separate. Gone are the hang drum, the saxophone and the drum kit with which they first caught the world’s attention. What emerges instead is – put simply – lifeless. It sounds like 80's synth pop.

    10 Jun 2:20pm Reply
  • sanerinchains

    what the fuck is wrong with you?

    9 Jun 3:02pm Reply
  • sweet_n

    The new album is great. Only because of it I've started to listen their previous albums. Before they were too minor for me. Not anymore (-; I like both editions of the band. Open your ears disappointed fans

    20 May 3:39pm Reply
  • Jamesismynamo

    can we pls mark Portico Quartet as correct, I feel like their albums under that name could still be scrobbled there

    17 Apr 7:25pm Reply
  • manoftheyear08

    I don't understand the argument "It's different = disappointment". Great record.

    13 Apr 12:18pm Reply
  • BebopBeatnik

    Living Fields is a decent album by itself, but...damn the magical Portico Quartet sound really is dead isn't it? :(

    12 Apr 10:36am Reply
  • Taxikar

    Pretty disappointed about the new album as well. I miss the old Portico quartet sound.

    9 Apr 9:24pm Reply
  • floslow

    New album is so disappointing. Nothing in common with the two first albums of Portico Quartet.

    5 Apr 7:34am Reply
  • good_bone

    Watch their performance for as part of Convergence London:

    16 Mar 2:39pm Reply
  • badicek

    101 is amazing.

    7 Feb 8:05pm Reply
  • etothei

    One of my favourite Vancouver bands. Their albums display such a beautiful evolution.

    18 Mar 2012 Reply
  • alongwaltz

    The Ballad Of Duct Tape

    30 Mar 2010 Reply

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